Vitamin D may protect against type 1 diabetes
by Newsletter Editor
In type 1 diabetes, the body produces little or no insulin, and therefore cannot metabolize sugar. Doctors in this study analyzed 1,000 blood samples from healthy people who later developed type 1 diabetes and compared to 1,000 people who remained healthy. Those with the highest levels of vitamin D were 70 percent less likely to develop type 1 diabetes compared to those with the lowest levels.
Reference: Diabetologia 2012 Dec; 55(12): 3224-7